2017 Peebles Outdoor Film Festival

This Friday (27 Jan) sees the start of the 2017 Peebles Outdoor Film Festival – a dazzling weekend of adventure films from around the world, inspiring speakers, and outdoor sessions in the beautiful Scottish Borders.  Held at the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles, the festival opens on Friday night with a special appearance by extreme adventurer Sean Conway, recently the subject of a documentary series on Discovery Channel having completed the world’s longest triathlon – a 4,200-mile cycle, run and swim circumnavigating the entire coast of mainland Britain. Festival-goers should look out too for much-anticipated appearances by mountain biking World Champion Tracy Moseley, record-breaking fell runner Nicky Spinks, and Emmy-award-winning adventure cameraman Keith Partridge, plus a whole host of local heroes. The festival continues throughout the weekend, with tickets still available for many of the sessions. Call Eastgate Theatre on 01721 725777, or check online www.eastgatearts.com